Category Archives: Child Health

How to Deal with Your Child’s Night Terrors

04/07/2017 | Articles, Bedtime, Child Health, Education, Health, Learning, Sleep | by Jane Thomas

While many of us have experienced nightmares, night terrors are a very different occurrence that are actually classed as a type of sleep disorder by the NHS. If your little one has been suffering from night terrors, here’s everything you need to know including the best ways to help both yourself and your child cope. […]

Our top 3 fun and healthy recipes for your family to try this summer

13/06/2017 | Articles, Child Health, Food | by Jane Thomas

As the sun pops her hat on and comes out to play, we start to dream about lighter, brighter, and more healthy meals for our families than the comfort food we often crave in the winter. If you’re feeling a bit stuck for warm weather recipes, check out our favourite three summer family meals. Lighter […]

How to Tackle Your Child’s Bedwetting

05/06/2017 | Articles, Bedtime, Child Health, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

Late night wake ups, midnight sheet changes, grumpy and overtired mornings… any of this sound familiar? If the answer is yes, it sounds like your child might be struggling with bedwetting. If so, the most important thing you can do first is stop worrying; bedwetting is an extremely common issue faced by over 15% of […]

How to Know When Your Child is Ready to be Potty Trained

13/02/2017 | Babies, Child Health, Education, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

How to Know When Your Child is Ready to be Potty Trained   Of all the joyous aspects of parenthood, dirty nappies are not one of them. Factor in up to four years of nappy changing and you’re probably feeling ready to move onto potty training. However just because you’re ready to move on, doesn’t […]

How to Get Your Little Ones to Enjoy Walking

25/05/2016 | Child Health | by Jane Thomas

May is National Walking Month and the sun is shining so it’s the perfect time to encourage lazy little legs to get out and about. Walking is super good for you and for your children (in fact, research has shown that just 20 minutes walking a day can have significant health benefits) so it’s especially […]

Why a Bedtime Story is Healthy for Your Child

18/08/2015 | Bedtime, Books, Child Health | by Jane Thomas

Reading a story to your child at bedtime has many health benefits – physical, mental, and emotional. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your child’s heart, weight, mind, and more. Some of the health problems researchers have discovered associated with a lack of adequate sleep are: Children between […]

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Five Tantrum Tricks Every Parent Should Have Up Their Sleeve

15/08/2015 | Child Health, Parent Health | by Jane Thomas

Most toddlers throw tantrums at some point in their development. Tantrums are the result of your toddler not being able to control their emotions. Toddlers frequently have tantrums because they are tired, hungry, or are unable to express frustration. Parents can often avoid tantrums by making sure their children get sufficient rest and having an […]

Middle Child Day: Why It’s Hard Being the Middle Child 

12/08/2015 | Child Health, Parent Health | by Jane Thomas

Every year on August 12, National Middle Child Day is celebrated in countries around the world. The day honours those children whose birth position creates some challenges. The first born in the family is often the leader with a strong personality. The youngest child is considered the “baby” for most of its life, receiving a […]

What’s the Reason Behind the Traditional Gender Colours for Kids?

09/05/2015 | Babies, Child Health, Education, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

To discover the reason behind the traditional gender colours for kids, one must explore when pink first became a colour designating girls, and blue was the preferred colour for boys. A look at the history of children’s clothing provides some interesting insight. In the 1800s, infant boys and girls both wore white dresses. It was […]

Recipes: Simple Supper – Jacket Potatoes with Tuna

05/05/2015 | Articles, Child Health, Default, Food, Health, Nutrition, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

A jacket potato is the healthiest way of cooking a potato as most of the nutrients are just below the skin and the skin itself is full of dietary fibre.  Many people find the skin the tastiest part of a jacket potato and this recipe will make your potato skins absolutely delicious – crunchy and […]

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